Just a year ago I thought that bootstrapping a project is more difficult than doing it with investments, I thought you need a lot of skills and abilities in order to launch a successful product. And I was wrong! I knew nothing about makers who proved me once again that nothing is impossible. I met a lot of wonderful people — there are so many of you that I can't list you all!
I want to say special thanks to Guilherme Rizzo who was the first "maker" I ever met — together with him we were discovering the maker community. The second person I met was Keyser, thanks for a lot of thoughtful and constructive discussions. And then that escalated quickly!
Thank you Toni Codina for being my inspiration and shipping a lot of cool products! Thanks Aiden Buis for constantly reminding me to "stop consuming — start creating". Thanks Clo (c10v32c1u6) for support, interesting discussions and creative brainstorms. Thanks baz for introducing me to the concept of "ramen profitability" and making 200 Words a Day, a tool that has a great future. Thanks Anne-Laure Le Cunff for actively and thoughtfully sharing your experience and knowledge with others. Thanks Ben for a lot of cool gifs and for being very active on the collective brainstorms. And, of course, thanks Olesya Chernyavskaya for constant support and help — you are the best!
Also I met some wonderful people from the Figma team — I'm extremely grateful to you all.
Next year have never been more exciting! Can't wait to see what 2019 holds for us!